• Podcast Promise no Promises!

  • Womxn in Motion, Master-Symposium, Sonia Fernández Pan, Lynne Kouassi, Isabel Lewis, Sadie Plant, Quinn Latimer, Chus Martínez, Oktober 2020, Foto: Jennifer Merlyn Scherler

  • Womxn in Motion, Master-Symposium, Isabel Lewis, Oktober 2020, Foto: Jennifer Merlyn Scherler

  • Womxn in Motion, Master-Symposium, Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro, Oktober 2020, Foto: Jennifer Merlyn Scherler

  • Natasha Sadr, Chus Martinez, Mareike Dittmer, Quinn Latimer, Stefanie Hessler

  • Camille Aleña, Chus Martinez, Quinn Latimer, Elise Lammer

  • Natasha Sadr

  • Emilie Ding, Chus Martinez, Quinn Latimer, Alexandra Navratil

  • Stefanie Hessler

  • Hannah Weinberger, Laura Miriam Leonardi

  • Chus Martinez, Quinn Latimer

  • Emilie Ding, Camille Aleña, Selina Grüter, Chus Martinez, Michèle Graf, Hannah Weinberger, Stefanie Hessler, Laura Miriam Leonardi, Axelle Stiefel

Promise No Promises!

Podcasts series produced by the Institute Art Gender Nature
FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel.

Promise No Promises! is a research project by the Gender’s Center for Excellence. The Genders’ Center for Excellence is conceived as a think tank tasked to assess, develop, and propose new social languages and methods to understand the role of women and gender in the arts, culture, science, and technology, as well as in all knowledge areas that are interconnected with the field of culture today.

The notion of the voice is a crucial one in the historical development of women’s consciousness and their position and agency in society. How to discern when women are speaking in their own voices goes hand in hand with the question of how to know who we are and doing what we really want to do. The spoken and the unspoken are two dimensions of the inquiry into «who benefits from our silence or what are the effects and consequences of our voices?» Mostly unspoken practices of gender-based exclusion and discrimination favor the interests of others.


72. Ages of receivership. Score for Bellapais abbey

The sixth episode of the series Ages of Receivership: On Generous Listening, Score for Bellapais Abbey by Berlin-based writer Jazmina Figueroa, is based on her online performance with the same title. Score for Bellapais Abbey includes instrumental music and ambient sounds intermingled with spoken word.  

The series Ages of Receivership: On Generous Listening emerges from the spring 2022 Master Symposium at the Institute Art Gender Nature, moderated by Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer, in collaboration with Vuslat Foundation.


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71. Ages of receivership. Repetition

Repetition, the fifth episode of the series Ages of Receivership: On Generous Listening, is based on a talk by artist Nour Mobarak. In her talk she shares the composition Father Fugue which is composed of conversations with her father, a polyglot who has a 30-second memory, and improvised a capella songs by Nour Mobarak.  

The series Ages of Receivership: On Generous Listening emerges from the spring 2022 Master Symposium at the Institute Art Gender Nature, moderated by Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer, in collaboration with Vuslat Foundation. 


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70. Ages of receivership. Subject

Subject, the fourth episode of the series Ages of Receivership: On Generous Listening, is based on a talk by Bill Dietz, composer, writer, and co-chair of the Music/Sound Department in Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts in New York. Within the setting of his talk he speaks to the audience unamplified, reflecting on the power of the structural and infrastructural preconditions of audibility in spaces specially designed and equipped for talks and presentation.  

The series Ages of Receivership: On Generous Listening emerges from the spring 2022 Master Symposium at the Institute Art Gender Nature, moderated by Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer, in collaboration with Vuslat Foundation.  


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69. Ages of receivership. Hunger

Hunger, the third episode of the series Ages of Receivership: On Generous Listening, is based on an online conversation by xwélmexw (Stó:lō/Skwah) artist, curator, writer and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts at Queen’s University Dylan Robinson with Quinn Latimer.  Dylan Robinson’s work spans the areas of Indigenous sound studies and public art, and takes various forms, offering him a space to integrate the sonic, visual, poetic, and material that are inseparable in Stó:lō culture.  

The series Ages of Receivership: On Generous Listening emerges from the spring 2022 Master Symposium at the Institute Art Gender Nature, moderated by Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer, in collaboration with Vuslat Foundation.  


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68. Ages of receivership. Sirens

Sirens, the second episode of the series Ages of Receivership: On Generous Listening, is based on a talk by artist Aura Satz. She speaks about the sound of sirens and emergency signals and about turning bodies and things into speakers, transducers, antennaes or musical instruments.  

The series Ages of Receivership: On Generous Listening emerges from the spring 2022 Master Symposium at the Institute Art Gender Nature, moderated by Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer, in collaboration with Vuslat Foundation.  


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67. Ages of receivership. Labour of listening

Labour of Listening by Kate Lacey is the first episode of the new podcast series Ages of Receivership: On Generous Listening, based on the 2022 symposium with the same title. In her contribution the author and Professor of Media History and Theory at the University of Sussex talks about the act of listening as a form of labor, about listening out and listening in and what it means to create a space, where speech and listening can take place.  

The podcast series Ages of Receivership: On Generous Listening emerges from the spring 2022 Master Symposium at the Institute Art Gender Nature, moderated by Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer, in collaboration with Vuslat Foundation. It features talks and performances by Bill Dietz, Jazmina Figueroa, Kate Lacey, Nour Mobarak, Dylan Robinson, and Aura Satz. The artistic and theoretical contributions to the symposium were devoted to forms and ethics of listening and how they are entangled with aspects of poetics, coloniality, gender, spectatorship, critique, and nonhuman worlds.  


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66. The Tale and the tongue. TO FIND EACH OTHER, AGAIN

To find each other, again, the tenth episode of the The Tale and the Tongue series, follows a conversation with artist Sylbee Kim. The title stems from a comment Sylbee Kim made, when she refers to the situation of meeting again with people, we haven’t seen for quite some time.


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65. Seeing Into the Heart of Things. Dialog 

Dialog by artist duo knowbotiq (Yvonne Wilhelm and Christian Huebler) with researcher and project coordinator Ana Garzón Sabogal, is the seventh episode of the series Seeing Into the Heart of Things: Earth and Equality Within Indigenous and Ancestral Knowledges. These episodes emerged from the Master Symposium with the same title in fall 2021, in collaboration with CULTURESCAPES 2021 Amazonia.


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64. Seeing Into the Heart of Things. Witnesses

Witnesses by curator, cultural critic Kateryna Botanova and writer, poet, critic, editor and lecturer Quinn Latimer is the sixth episode of the series Seeing Into the Heart of Things: Earth and Equality Within Indigenous and Ancestral Knowledges. These episodes emerged from the Master Symposium with the same title in fall 2021, in collaboration with CULTURESCAPES 2021 Amazonia.


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63. Seeing Into the Heart of Things. ETHNICITY  

Ethnicity by Ashfika Rahman, a visual artist from Dhaka, whose work straddles visual art and documentary practices, is the fifth episode of the series Seeing Into the Heart of Things: Earth and Equality Within Indigenous and Ancestral Knowledges. These episodes emerged from the Master Symposium with the same title in fall 2021, in collaboration with CULTURESCAPES 2021 Amazonia. 


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62. Seeing Into the Heart of Things. DEPRESSION   

Depression by theater and film writer and director Pauliina Feodoroff, is the fourth episode of the series Seeing Into the Heart of Things: Earth and Equality Within Indigenous and Ancestral Knowledges. These episodes emerged from the Master Symposium with the same title in fall 2021, in collaboration with CULTURESCAPES 2021 Amazonia. 


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61. Seeing Into the Heart of Things. WHAT HAPPENS TO THE LAND, HAPPENS TO THE PEOPLE 

What happens to the land, happens to the people by Katya García-Antón, Director and Chief Curator of the Office of Contemporary Art Norway, in Oslo, is the third episode of the series Seeing Into the Heart of Things: Earth and Equality Within Indigenous and Ancestral Knowledges. These episodes emerged from the Master Symposium with the same title in fall 2021, in collaboration with CULTURESCAPES 2021 Amazonia. 


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60. Seeing Into the Heart of Things. Extractions  

Extractions by Switzerland-based writer, activist, and anthropologist Jeremy Narby is the second episode of the series Seeing Into the Heart of Things: Earth and Equality Within Indigenous and Ancestral Knowledges. These episodes emerged from the Master Symposium with the same title in fall 2021, in collaboration with CULTURESCAPES 2021 Amazonia. 


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59. Seeing Into the Heart of Things. Connection

Connection is the first episode of the new series Seeing Into the Heart of Things; Earth and Equality Within Indigenous and Ancestral Knowledges. It features Brazilian artist and activist Vandria Borari, from the Borari people of Baixo Tapajós, in Pará, Brazil. Borari is the first law graduate from her region, holding a law degree from the Federal University of Western Pará. In addition to her artist and activist practices, she works as a producer and cultural manager.  

This collection of seven new episodes emerged from the Master Symposium Seeing Into the Heart of Things: Earth and Equality Within Indigenous and Ancestral Knowledges in fall 2021, in collaboration with CULTURESCAPES 2021 Amazonia. It features contributions by Vandria Borari translated by carolina brunelli, Kateryna Botanova with Quinn Latimer, Pauliina Feodoroff, Katya García-Antón, knowbotiq with Ana Garzón Sabogal, Jeremy Narby, and Ashfika Rahman. 


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58. The Tale and The Tongue. Birds and cats

Birds and cats episode nine of The Tale and the Tongue series, follows a conversation with artist Laure Prouvost. The title of this podcast stems from one of the first questions Sonia Fernández Pan asked her during the conversation, inspired by the multiple characters the artist embodies through her projects, where fiction becomes real, where art calls to experience.


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57. Feminisms in the Caribbean. When body becomes feeling

When body becomes feeling, the third episode of Feminisms in the Caribbean series, arises from a conversation with the choreographer and performer Marily Gallardo. Teacher in Afro Antillean dance, she is also founder and organiser of Kalalú Danza, Afro Caribbean Cultural Research and Creative Action Lab in Santo Domingo.  


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56. The Tale and The Tongue. Feeling Words in your Mouth

Feeling Words in your Mouth, the eighth episode of The Tale and the Tongue series, follows a conversation with artist Itziar Okariz. The title is a phrase by Itiziar Okariz in which she emphasises the materiality of spoken language during her conversation with Sonia Fernández Pan: “To feel the words on the tongue, to feel the words in the mouth.”


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55. The Tale and The Tongue. Growing horizontally

Growing horizontally, the seventh episode of the The Tale and The Tongue series, follows a conversation with graphic designer Katharina Hetzeneder. Her relationship with design began at the age of 17 in Vienna.


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54. Going to the Limits of Your Longing. Joy

Joy is a contribution by writer, curator and educator Barbara Casavecchia. In this episode, she speaks about artist Alex Martinis Roe’s research into a genealogy of feminist political practice and her video A story from Circolo della Rosa (2014).


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53. Going to the Limits of Your Longing. Worldmaking

Worldmaking is based on a talk by Maria Lind, a curator, writer and educator from Stockholm, currently serving as a counsellor of culture at the embassy of Sweden in Moscow. In her contribution she states out the unique force of Marion von Osten when it comes to cultural production including curating.


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52. Going to the Limits of Your Longing. Curiosity

Curiosity features writer, curator and lecturer at the Institute Art Gender Nature HGK FHNW Filipa Ramos. Filipa Ramos is interested in how art engages with ecology and fosters relationships between humans, non-humans and machines.


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51. Going to the Limits of Your Longing. Care

In the episode Care the antwerp-based multidisciplinary artist Otobong Nkanga, focuses on the irrelation between environment, architecture and history.


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50. Going to the Limits of Your Longing. Learning from M

Learning from M is the first episode of the new series Going to the Limits of Your Longing, Research as Another Name for Care. It features Yvonne Volkart, author, curator and head of research at the Institute Art Gender Nature HGK FHNW, and artist and cultural producer Peter Spillmann in memory of the artist, curator, researcher, writer, and teacher Marion von Osten. Von Osten’s curatorial, theoretical, and altogether empathic approaches to the medium of exhibition-making revolved around artistic research devoted to the collective.

The series Going to the Limits of Your Longing, Research as Another Name for Care is a collection of podcast episodes emerged from the → Master Symposium held in spring 2021 at the Institute Art Gender Nature HGK FHNW in Basel. The contributions to the symposium were devoted to ideas and forms of artistic research that center art as a practice in service of the social. They revisit certain moments in our recent history and present of researching, producing, and exhibiting art in the name of such beliefs, namely social justice.


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49. THE TALE AND THE TONGUE. Radical Listening with Ericka Florez

Radical Listening is the sixth episode that follows a conversation with Ericka Florez.  When describing Ericka's work, several terms appear: curator, artist, performer, writer, researcher, early childhood educator...


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48. THE TALE AND THE TONGUE. HYBRID WORLDS WITHIN UNUSUAL REALITIES with Giovanna Rivero

Hybrid Worlds within Unusual Realities is the fifth episode that follows a conversation with writer Giovanna Rivero. Author of numerous short stories and novels, essays, chronicles, and academic articles, among her many books written in Spanish are Tukzon, historias colaterales (2008), 98 segundos sin sombra, Para comerte mejor and more recently Tierra fresca de su tumba.


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47. THE TALE AND THE TONGUE. THE LOVING LIFE OF FRIENDSHIP with Sara Torres

The Loving Life of Friendship is the fourth episode that follows a conversation with poet and researcher Sara Torres. Author of several poetry books, including La otra genealogía, she also writes for various media and is currently working on her PHD The Lesbian Text: Fetish, Fantasy and Queer Becomings at Queen Mary University of London.


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46. THE TALE AND THE TONGUE. THE CAMERA THAT LISTENS

The Camera that Listens is the third episode that follows a conversation with artist and filmmaker Alex Reynolds. Her work constantly explores our modes of relation and affection as they appear embodied in the cinematic language.


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45. THE TALE AND THE TONGUE. EXPERTISE IS THE NEW GENIUS

Expertise is the new genius is the second episode that follows a conversation with theorist, DJ and composer Justyna Stasiowska.


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44. THE TALE AND THE TONGUE. SHELTER IN SOUNDS

The podcast Promise No Promises! unfolds a further chapter: The Tale and The Tongue. This series of new episodes arises from conversations between curator and writer Sonia Fernández Pan and guests from different storytelling practices and world-making experiences. For a conversation to take place it is sufficient when two people to start talking to each other. However, conversations are never happening just between two people. A conversation holds many bodies, places, stories and experiences. It develops languages and creates interpersonal and temporary dialects. Sharing is also a way of collectivizing seemingly individual circumstances. Our bodies host many narratives, speaking borrowed words and making stories an important part of who we become. Stories travel between bodies, dwelling in them. Always in motion, they have no end. Words make worlds in which reality and its fictions travel through the tongue to become tales.

The first episode Shelter in sounds follows a conversation with musician and artist Sarah Badr that took place in mid-February 2021. As a composer, she produces music under the name FRKTL, her experimental solo project active since 2011.


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43. Feminisms in the Caribbean. Writing in Hiatuses

The second episode of the Feminisms in the Caribbean series, Writing in Hiatuses, is the result of an epistolary conversation through audio notes and emails with writer Marta Aponte Alsina.


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42. Womxn in Motion. Screamers

This episode is based on a panel discussion with Sonia Fernández Pan, Martina-Sofie Wildberger, Barabara Casavecchia, Chus Martínez, and Quinn Latimer.


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41. Womxn in Motion. Loop

In this episode Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro gives her lecture Hyena Days, in which she considers ideas and forms of fragment, continuance, colonial violence, and archive in the work of her chosen ancestors, particularly the exemplary work and life of the Black American lesbian poet and activist Audre Lorde. Her contribution is followed by a conversation with Italian writer, curator and educator Barbara Casavecchia, Quinn Latimer, and Chus Martínez.

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40. Womxn in Motion. Alta Ego

In this episode Tessa Mars, a Haitian visual artist living and working in Port-au-Prince, talks about her practice as a performance that is not limited to the living body. The ancestors she is specifically referring to are those heroes of the Haitian Revolution, enslaved peoples who famously rose up against and defeated French colonial rule and the system of slavery there.

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39. Womxn in Motion. Dancers

This episode is based on a lecture by Barbara Casavecchia, who
is a writer, curator, educator based in Milan, and currently mentor of the Ocean Fellowship at Ocean Space, Venice, for TBA21–Academy.


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38. Womxn in Motion. Social Tools

In this episode Isabel Lewis, Lynne Kouassi, and Sadie Plant are in conversation with Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer.


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37. Womxn in Motion. Dreamers

Womxn in Motion the fourth Master symposium in the series Womxn in the Arts and Leadership, took place on 7 and 8 October 2020 at the Art Institute HGK FHNW in Basel. It was dedicated to ideas and iterations of performance, and to the way in which its embodied practices—its bodies—are often framed or received by narrow notions not only of gender, race, class, geography, technology, and temporality, but of what performance itself means and entails: a body in motion, for example.


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36. Feminism Under Corona. Writing with all of your senses

The tenth and final episode of the Feminism Under Corona chapter follows a conversation with poet, playwright and theatre director Koleka Putuma.


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35. Feminism Under Corona. Being in the Wake

The ninth episode of the Feminism Under Corona series is the result of a conversation with Christina Sharpe, scholar of English Literature and Black Studies. Author of the books Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects(2010) and In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016), she is currently a professor at York University in Toronto.


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34. Feminisms in the Caribbean. Thinking with Places and Objects

The podcast Promise No Promises! opens a new chapter called Feminisms in the Caribbean. This series of four new episodes arises from conversations between curator and writer Sonia Fernández Pan and art practitioners from the Caribbean region. The collaboration is part of the public program of the past exhibition One month after being known in that island at the Kulturstiftung Basel H. Geiger with the Caribbean Art Initiative.

The changeful history of the colonization of the Caribbean has left deep scars that are still present today. This is best known by artists and cultural practitioners who work in their own way on an identity of its own for the Antilles. The term “Caribbean” here is used primarily in a geographical sense to help overcoming local antagonisms between different political systems, languages and cultures, while allowing artists of all origins to exchange ideas and thus work together on a Caribbean identity. This series of podcasts aims to engage with a plurality of voices from different backgrounds to think with them on the diversity implicit in the notion of identity.

The first episode follows a conversation with artist Beatriz Santiago Muñoz. Her projects involve long periods of contact, observation and documentation of the places she chose to work with.


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33. Feminism Under Corona. Feminism Starts in Home Kitchens

The eighth episode of the Feminism Under Corona series is the result of an audio-epistolary conversation with Silvia Agüero Fernández that took place in November 2020.


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32. Feminism Under Corona. We created unconventional spaces for ourselves

The seventh episode of the Feminism Under Corona series follows a conversation with Mariam Khan, writer and editor of the book It's not about the Burqa (2019).


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31. Feminism Under Corona. There is more than one community

This sixth episode There is more than one community is based on a conversation with Australian-born and New York-based writer and scholar McKenzie Wark, who is known for her writings on critical theory and new media. Her latest book Reverse Cowgirl has been published by Semiotext(e) in 2020.


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30. Feminism Under Corona. Renewing the Script

The fifth episode is based on a conversation with interdisciplinary artist Melanie Jame Wolf, whose work critically circulates within the flow of immaterial capital by using the performative condition and potential of our identities. The conversation between Sonia Fernández Pan and Melanie Jame Wolf incorporated some of the many elephants in the (art) room, such as social class, age, or “undisciplined” bodies in the field of performance, dance, and choreography.


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29. Feminism Under Corona. Survival in Motion

This episode is based on a conversation with Ana Garzón Sabogal, who lives and works in Colombia. In her practice she is operating with the close encounter between art, collaborative learning, activism, and free culture, and is member of Más Arte Más Acción, together with Alejandra Rojas Giraldo.


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28. Feminism Under Corona. Radical Sociability

The title of the third episode Radical Sociability from the Feminism Under Corona series refers to a recent lecture by artist, curator, writer and radio producer Lou Drago in which they were unfolding the complexity of the relationship between identity politics and the current and growing division of the Left.


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27. FEMINISM UNDER CORONA.The Monogamy of the System

The second episode entitled The Monogamy of the System is a continous exchange with author and activist Brigitte Vasallo about the consequences and instrumentalization of the pandemic by governments, corporations and people in power. In order to shake up some common considerations about love and monogamy, this conversation aims to expand their meaning beyond the commonplace and romantic ideas which seem to be even more predominant in the current situation of personal and political isolations.

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26. Feminism Under Corona. A one flavor reality

The first episode of Promise No Promises! Feminism Under Corona is a continuation of a conversation with artist Ran Zhang about the effects and consequences of Covid-19 in a reality that is also mutating despite the confinement of our bodies being locked at home.


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25. Women on Earth. Amorphophallus

With the third symposium Women on Earth we were seeking to understand the relations between feminism and species coexistence. The issue of nature—and of all that is naturalized or deemed unnatural by hegemonic discourses and policy—is of particular importance to gender issues, as is science. But a scientific and technical approach to the climate emergency cannot be accurate without taking into consideration how gender, racial, and economic violence foster our emergent ecocides, nor by how women—often poor and Indigenous women—are overwhelmingly at the forefront of this violence as the very first recipients of. What kind of political and cultural transformation must occur to make these entanglements obvious and of vital concern? How to counter this violence in all its manifold forms?

In this episode artist Rossella Biscotti presents a body of works dealing with ancient storytelling and both biological and psychological phenomena like growth and resilience, reconstructing obscured moments and examining the recovered materials from today’s perspectives.

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24. Women on Earth. Violence

With the third Symposium Women on Earth we were seeking to understand the relations between feminism and species coexistence. The issue of nature—and of all that is naturalized or deemed unnatural by hegemonic discourses and policy—is of particular importance to gender issues, as is science. But a scientific and technical approach to the climate emergency cannot be accurate without taking into consideration how gender, racial, and economic violence foster our emergent ecocides, nor by how women—often poor and Indigenous women—are overwhelmingly at the forefront of this violence as the very first recipients of. What kind of political and cultural transformation must occur to make these entanglements obvious and of vital concern? How to counter this violence in all its manifold forms?

In this episode Neha Choksi, Sophie Jung and Tanya Busse and Emilija Škarnulytė (New Mineral Collective) discuss with Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer ways of dealing with violence and aggression both on artistic and institutional level.

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23. Women on Earth. Counterprospective

With the third Symposium Women on Earth we were seeking to understand the relations between feminism and species coexistence. The issue of nature— and of all that is naturalized or deemed unnatural by hegemonic discourses and policy — is of particular importance to gender issues, as is science. But a scientific and technical approach to the climate emergency cannot be accurate without taking into consideration how gender, racial, and economic violence foster our emergent ecocides, nor by how women — often poor and Indigenous women — are overwhelmingly at the forefront of this violence as the very first recipients of. What kind of political and cultural transformation must occur to make these entanglements obvious and of vital concern? How to counter this violence in all its manifold forms?

In this episode Neha Choksi and Tanya Busse and Emilija Škarnulytė (New Mineral Collective) introduce their artistic practices and present alternative ways of engaging with environmental and social questions.

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22. Disputaziuns Susch. The Magicians of the Mountains. Pearls of Wisdom

This episode has Mark Sadler and Jörg Heiser sharing pearls of wisdom concerning the grammar of painting, architecture of philosophy and notions of freedom. And suddenly, the horizon is opening up wide.

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21. Disputaziuns Susch. The Magicians of the Mountains. Breaking the Waves

The third episode in the series of chapters from Disputaziuns Susch, an annual conference scheme hosted by Art Stations Foundation CH and Grażyna Kulczyk, has Elisabeth Bronfen looking at Virginia Woolfe’s Breaking the Waves and comparing Woolfe's feeling of ‘walking a tightrope over nothingness’ to Heidegger’s notion of individual existences as 'being thrown' into the world. Also the horizon (see episode two) is returning to the debate.

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20. Disputaziuns Susch. The Magicians of the Mountains. Point of View and Horizon

The second episode of the series of chapters from Disputaziuns Susch, an annual conference scheme hosted by Art Stations Foundation CH and Grażyna Kulczyk, has Timotheus Vermeulen analyzing opposing positions: Where Cassirer believes that his point of view projects the horizon; Heidegger believes that we are thrown into a horizon, which means the horizon is there before us or rather, in his terms, with us.

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19. Disputaziuns Susch. The Magicians of the Mountains. Big Bang.

The first episode in a series of chapters from Disputaziuns Susch, an annual conference scheme hosted by Art Stations Foundation CH and Grażyna Kulczyk, has Aleksandra Mir imagining an artist and a scientist sitting on a train where a conversation ensues about objective realities, space exploration, negative space and belief.


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18. Women in Space. Sharing

The two days Symposium “Women in Space” at the Art Institute HGK FHNW in Basel thematized the roles of scale, space and power in envisioning women in the art system: Space is an issue for everyone, yet, it has specific resonance for those who make exhibitions and run institutions, and for women in general. How we move through space, how we claim it, how we narrate and thematize it, how we fund it, how we labor in it, how we construct and deconstruct it. In this episode Chus Martinez & Quinn Latimer are in conversation with Manuela Moscoso, Nadine Wietlisbach, Fanni Fetzer and Sophie Jung (from the audience).

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17. Women in Space. Practice

The two days Symposium Women in Space at the Art Institute in Basel thematized the roles of scale, space and power in envisioning women in the art system: Space is an issue for everyone, yet, it has specific resonance for those who make exhibitions and run institutions, and for women in general. How we move through space, how we claim it, how we narrate and thematize it, how we fund it, how we labor in it, how we construct and deconstruct it. In this episode Chus Martinez and Quinn Latimer are in conversation with Manuela Moscoso, Elena Filipovic, and Nikola Dietrich.

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16. Women in Space. Environments

The two days Symposium Women in Space at the Art Institute in Basel thematized the roles of scale, space and power in envisioning women in the art system: Space is an issue for everyone, yet, it has specific resonance for those who make exhibitions and run institutions, and for women in general. How we move through space, how we claim it, how we narrate and thematize it, how we fund it, how we labor in it, how we construct and deconstruct it. In this episode Chus Martinez and Quinn Latimer are in conversation with Raffael Dörig, Fanni Fetzer, Nadine Wietlisbach, and Sabine Himmelsbach.

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15. Women in Space. Attention

The two days Symposium Women in Space at the Art Institute in Basel thematized the roles of scale, space and power in envisioning women in the art system: space is an issue for everyone, yet, it has specific resonance for those who make exhibitions and run institutions, and for women in general. How we move through space, how we claim it, how we narrate and thematize it, how we fund it, how we labor in it, how we construct and deconstruct it. In this episode Chus Martinez and Quinn Latimer are in conversation with Mareike Dittmer, Manuela Moscoso, Marie Muracciole, iLiana Fokianaki, and Sophie Jung (artist from the audience).

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14. Women in Space. Precision

The two days Symposium Women in Space at the Art Institute in Basel thematized the roles of scale, space and power in envisioning women in the art system: space is an issue for everyone, yet, it has specific resonance for those who make exhibitions and run institutions, and for women in general. How we move through space, how we claim it, how we narrate and thematize it, how we fund it, how we labor in it, how we construct and deconstruct it. In this episode Chus Martinez & Quinn Latimer are in conversation with Ines Goldbach, Sophie Jung (artist in the audience), Manuela Moscoso, Mareike Dittmer, iLiana Fokianaki, and Elfi Turpin.

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13. Women in Space. Poverty

The two days Symposium Women in Space at the Art Institute in Basel thematized the roles of scale, space and power in envisioning women in the art system: space is an issue for everyone, yet, it has specific resonance for those who make exhibitions and run institutions, and for women in general. How we move through space, how we claim it, how we narrate and thematize it, how we fund it, how we labor in it, how we construct and deconstruct it. In this episode Chus Martinez & Quinn Latimer are in conversation with iLiana Fokianaki, Marie Muracciole, and Mareike Dittmer.

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12. Women in Space. Margins

The two days Symposium Women in Space at the Art Institute in Basel thematized the roles of scale, space and power in envisioning women in the art system: space is an issue for everyone, yet, it has specific resonance for those who make exhibitions and run institutions, and for women in general. How we move through space, how we claim it, how we narrate and thematize it, how we fund it, how we labor in it, how we construct and deconstruct it. In this episode Chus Martinez and Quinn Latimer are in conversation with Elfi Turpin, Ines Goldbach, and Marie Muracciole.

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11. Women in Space. Transplantation

The two days Symposium Women in Space at the Art Institute in Basel thematized the roles of scale, space and power in envisioning women in the art system: space is an issue for everyone, yet, it has specific resonance for those who make exhibitions and run institutions, and for women in general. How we move through space, how we claim it, how we narrate and thematize it, how we fund it, how we labor in it, how we construct and deconstruct it. In this episode Chus Martinez and Quinn Latimer are in conversation with iLiana Fokianaki, Claire Hoffmann, and Mareike Dittmer.

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10. SOMATIC KNOWLEDGE

Sonia Fernández Pan in conversation with artist Ania Nowak about the intimate connection between feeling and thinking, different forms and manifestations of love, as well the ambiguity of care, the situation of women in performing arts, and female bodies where illness and disease could also be a social symptom and not only a personal condition.

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9. DORIS STAUFFER SYMPOSIUM CCS PARIS. REENACTMENT

This episode is based on the Symposium on feminism, witches, art and pedagogy, around the exhibition of Doris Stauffer at Centre culturel Suisse in Paris in April 2019. The guests are Anna Colin, Chantal Küng and Michael Hiltbrunner. Moderation Hanna Alkema.

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8. DORIS STAUFFER SYMPOSIUM CCS PARIS. NETWORKS

This episode is based on the Symposium on feminism, witches, art and pedagogy, around the exhibition of Doris Stauffer at Centre culturel Suisse in Paris in April 2019. The guests speakers are Bice Curiger, Mara Züst and Simone Koller, moderated by Claire Hoffmann.

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7. DORIS STAUFFER SYMPOSIUM CCS PARIS. TREMBLEZ

This episode is based on the Symposium on feminism, witches, art and pedagogy, around the exhibition of Doris Stauffer at Centre culturel Suisse in Paris in April 2019. The guests are Caroline Cournède and Daniela Brugger, moderated by Anna Colin.

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6. VISCERAL THINKING

Sonia Fernández Pan in conversation with artist Siegmar Zacharias about co-authorship with non-humans, the function of the audience and the production of affective and experiential knowledge.

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5. PROMISE NO PROMISES. LANGUAGE

Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer reflecting on ideal working conditions and the use of language

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4. PROMISE NO PROMISES. FEAR

Selina Grüter & Michèle Graf, Miriam Laura Leonardi, Hannah Weinberger in conversation with Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer

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3. PROMISE NO PROMISES. SOLIDARITY

Katharina Brandl, Emilie Ding, Alexandra Navratil, Axelle Stiefel in conversation with Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer

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2. PROMISE NO PROMISES. GOSSIP

Camille Aleña, Stefanie Hessler, Elise Lammer, Nora Berman (from the audience) in conversation with Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer

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1. PROMISE NO PROMISES. AUSTERITY

Mareike Dittmer, Stefanie Hessler, Natascha Sadr Haghighian in conversation with Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer

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Credits

Production: Institute Art Gender Nature FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel

2017 – 2020: Institute Art Gender Nature FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel in collaboration with Instituto Susch / Art Stations Foundation CH

Episodes 50 – 54 / 59 – 65 / 67 – 72 
Moderated by Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer
Final editing and voice over: Elena Zieser
Music: Niklas Kammermeier

Episodes 26 – 36 / 44 – 49
Recording and editing: Sonia Fernández Pan
Final editing and voice over: Elena Zieser
Music: Stehpen McEvoy

Episodes 37 – 42
Moderated by Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer
Editing and voice over: Elena Zieser
Music: Niklas Kammermeier

Episodes 1 – 25
Editing and Sound design: Elena Zieser

All Episodes
Research team: Tabea Rothfuchs, Marion Ritzmann, Alice Wilke
Press and communication: Anna Francke, Sarina Scheidegger
Technical Support: Chris Handberg, Esther Hunziker, Karin Borer, Konrad Sigl

© Institut Kunst Gender Natur HGK FHNW in Basel, Instituto Susch / Art Stations Foundation CH and Grażyna Kulczyk, Kulturstiftung Basel H. Geiger / Caribbean Art Initiative, Basel, 2018 – 2022

Instituto Susch is part of Muzeum Susch, an initiative by Art Stations Foundation CH and Grażyna Kulczyk.
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With thanks to Vuslat Foundation, Kulturstiftung Basel H. Geiger / Caribbean Art Initiative, Basel, the Bundesamt für Kultur BAK, and the Stiftung für Erforschung der Frauenarbeit for their support.